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I’m SO not into all the New Year’s blah blah! But, I do have reflections.

What have you been doing for a full cycle of the moon?

I woke up at 2am and got up for water.

The night was SO BRIGHT and the moon cast a full shadow. I bathed in it like the sun. I find those nights glorious.

And then I realised – I can remember doing the same thing a month ago, standing in the same place. I’ve been here in this place, doing some very specific things, for a full cycle of the moon.

Coming home

I’ve been at home on my island – the place where my ancestors lived.

Great Barrier Island

I’ve been living the life I want to have – the life I had previously been keeping over the cognitive horizon (I’ll live that way when…).

I’ve been writing every day.

I’ve been drinking a lot of water and taking care of my skin.

I’ve been expressing gratitude.

Island time with Shelly

There is power in repetition

A full cycle of the moon. I committed to all these things, and I’ve woken every day and chosen, again, to continue to do these things.

When the moon was full and bright, when it was a perfect half-circle, when it was a tiny silver sliver, when it shone and when it was hidden behind cloud and wind and rain,

I kept doing those things.

Fuck, I’m proud of that. And fuck, I feel better for it.

What have you been doing for a full cycle of the moon?

And is it time to pause and reflect and congratulate yourself for it, so you don’t take it for granted and so you can keep doing it with renewed commitment?


As a rockstar business writer, trainer, and keynote speaker, I show people how to feel more powerful in their own universe, so they can have joy.

I remind big companies and government agencies drowning in corporate jargon, that plain language will get you better results – every, single, time.

I un-train!  Because it turns out that business writing is more about being courageously transparent than it is about having an impressive vocab or where the f*ck to put a semi-colon.

When we choose to operate with authenticity, integrity, and courage, both our business writing and our lives achieve the outcomes we’re craving.

Know yourself.  Love yourself.  Have power.  Find joy